Pros

  • Fairly loud speakers
  • Available in different colors

Cons

  • Looks too much like the MacBook Pro
  • Screen is dim

At A Glance

Inexpensive and available in bright colors, the IdeaPad U310 will most likely appeal to college students.

Manufacturer’s Description

Always on-the-go? Are exquisite design, ultra-mobility, and smart technology on your must-have list? Our U Series laptops and Ultrabooks™ are incredibly slim, sport cutting-edge, performance-enhancing features, and boast long battery life.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 43752BU
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 1700.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 13.3 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Other storage
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
General Information
UPC Code 887037627895
Battery
Vendor Rated Battery life 7.0 hours
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Video Interfaces HDMI
Slots
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory max 4.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 13.0 inches
Depth 8.9 inches
Height 0.8 inches
Weight 3.7 pounds
Weight with Accessories 4.2 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 94.0
Worldbench Version 7
Battery
Battery Life 5:27   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 52.9   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 3393.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Web Performance 10.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 565.4   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 432.2   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 238.3   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 231.7   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 229.2   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
WorldBench Green Score 88.0
Working power usage 2.6   Watt hours
Idle power usage 8.7   Watts
Gaming
Gaming Score 70.0
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1366x768 8.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 800x600 14.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1366x768 11.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 800x600 19.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1366x768 13.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 800x600 19.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1366x768 26.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 800x600 36.3   Frames per second (higher is better)